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CD4 Counts of Nonperinatally HIV–Infected Youth and Young Adults Presenting for HIV Care Between 2002 and 2010

CD4 Counts of Nonperinatally HIV–Infected Youth and Young Adults Presenting for HIV Care Between... Letters RESEARCH LETTER work (HIVRN) sites between 2002 and 2010. The 13 geo- graphically distributed sites that contributed data over the CD4 Counts of Nonperinatally HIV–Infected Youth study period all had institutional review board approval for and Young Adults Presenting for HIV Care the study (from Alameda County Medical Center, Children's Between 2002 and 2010 Hospital of Philadelphia, Community Health Network, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence is increas- Drexel University, Johns Hopkins University, Montefiore ing among youth, particularly young men who have sex with Medical Group, Montefiore Medical Center, Oregon Health men and racial/ethnic minorities. Earlier presentation to care, and Science University, Parkland Health and Hospital Sys- a goal of public health initiatives, can limit immune deterio- tem, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and University of Tennes- ration and HIV transmission. We determined if fewer nonperi- see, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Tampa General Health Care, University of California, San Diego, and Wayne natally HIV (nPHIV)–infected youth are presenting for care at lower CD4 counts. State University). Eligible patients, who provided informed consent (oral or written depending on the rules of the Methods | This was a retrospective study of nPHIV-infected approving institutional review board), had at least 1 CD4 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

CD4 Counts of Nonperinatally HIV–Infected Youth and Young Adults Presenting for HIV Care Between 2002 and 2010

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4531
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24493261
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Abstract

Letters RESEARCH LETTER work (HIVRN) sites between 2002 and 2010. The 13 geo- graphically distributed sites that contributed data over the CD4 Counts of Nonperinatally HIV–Infected Youth study period all had institutional review board approval for and Young Adults Presenting for HIV Care the study (from Alameda County Medical Center, Children's Between 2002 and 2010 Hospital of Philadelphia, Community Health Network, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) incidence is increas- Drexel University, Johns Hopkins University, Montefiore ing among youth, particularly young men who have sex with Medical Group, Montefiore Medical Center, Oregon Health men and racial/ethnic minorities. Earlier presentation to care, and Science University, Parkland Health and Hospital Sys- a goal of public health initiatives, can limit immune deterio- tem, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and University of Tennes- ration and HIV transmission. We determined if fewer nonperi- see, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, Tampa General Health Care, University of California, San Diego, and Wayne natally HIV (nPHIV)–infected youth are presenting for care at lower CD4 counts. State University). Eligible patients, who provided informed consent (oral or written depending on the rules of the Methods | This was a retrospective study of nPHIV-infected approving institutional review board), had at least 1 CD4

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 2014

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